Anthela acuta, Common Anthelid

Common Anthelid, Anthela acuta – this variably coloured species has the forewings with costa gently arched, the submedian line largely straight but sharply bent inwards just before reaching the costa, and in the typical form has forewings with two discal dots white centered and antennae yellow with fuscous pectinations. For Tasmania, this also applies to A. subfalcata and A. cinerascens, which Turner (1921) considered synonyms of A. acuta.

Mid January 2012
Sisters Beach
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Common Anthelid, Anthela acuta

Early March 2020
Binalong Bay
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Common Anthelid, Anthela acuta

Early January 2020
Arthur River
Attracted to light.
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Common Anthelid, Anthela acuta

Early January 2020
Arthur River
Attracted to light.
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Early October 2008
Buckland
Image by Elizabeth Daley, used with permission.

Late November 2013
Strathblane
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Common Anthelid, Anthela acuta

Mid January 2024
Dennes Point, Bruny Island
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IMG 1882  IMG 9903  IMG 9904

Anthela “acuta”
Caterpillar collected on May 3 2023
Ridgeway
Feeding on Ghania grandis
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IMG 7004

Early June 2023
The same caterpillar forming a cocoon between leaf litter
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IMG 7227  IMG 7226

Anthela “acuta” Case study 1
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